Office Building, Escher Wyss Platz Zurich, Switzerland

Completion

Office Building, Escher Wyss Platz

Zurich, Switzerland

Construction has completed on a new office building in Escher Wyss, Zurich. The six-storey structure faces onto the Hardbrücke, an elevated road that crosses Zurich West.

The building's façades are a direct consequence of its construction; its pre-cast columns and dense concrete mix both aesthetically and physically strong. It is a distinctive project in a quarter were buildings compete for space, between new infrastructure and older industrial sites. The structure's form tries to balance the area's gentrification and its industrial history.

Photo © Philip Heckhausen

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